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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Fue un marinero y cronista italiano que acompano a Fernando de Magallanes en su viaje alrededor de la Tierra. Esta cronica es la fuente principal de informacion sobre el viaje, y el primer documento disponible en Europa acerca del idioma filipino.
Pigafetta fue uno de los dieciocho hombres, de entre unos en la tripulacion inicial, que sobrevivieron al viaje. Pertenecia Fue un marinero y cronista italiano que acompano a Fernando de Magallanes en su viaje alrededor de la Tierra. Pertenecia a una rica familia de Vicenza; y desde su juventud estudio astronomia, geografia y cartografia.
Sirvio ademas a bordo de las galeras de la orden de Rodas a principios del siglo xvi y hacia acompano al nuncio papal, Chieregati, a Espana, donde pigaferta al emperador Carlos I. En Sevilla supo del viaje de Magallanes, y tras financiar su pasaje fue admitido en la expedicion. Pese a sus iniciales discrepancias con Magallanes, gano su confianza y le sirvio como linguista y cartografo.
Durante el viaje, Pigafetta compilo numerosos datos sobre la geografia, el clima, la flora, la fauna y los habitantes de los lugares recorridos. En el combate en que Magallanes perdio la vida, Pigafetta tambien fue herido. Sin embargo, logro curarse y regreso a Espana bajo el mando de Juan Sebastian Elcano a bordo de la Victoria. Llegaron a Sanlucar de Barrameda Cadiz en septiembre detres anos despues de zarpar. Sus experiencias fueron compiladas en este libro, publicado en Venecia en Pigafetta murio en Vicenza en Published August 20th by Linkgua Ediciones first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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Tre stelle politiche per questa interessantissima ma ostica Relazione sul primo viaggio intorno al mondo a opera di Antonio Pigafetta, gentiluomo vicentino che seguiva la spedizione spagnola di Ferdinando Magellano. Fa strano vedere degli oggetti o dei frutti che sono Tre stelle politiche per questa interessantissima ma ostica Relazione sul primo viaggio intorno al mondo a opera di Antonio Pigafetta, gentiluomo vicentino che seguiva la spedizione spagnola di Ferdinando Magellano.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. The most fascinating thing about this is that it’s a first-hand account of the first voyage around the world, and by a gentleman adventurer, no less.
As the intro points out, some of the book’s lustre has worn off, since travel is so easy and not even recently, since people made the voyage faster and easier for centuries now.
And there was infighting and intrigue along the way, The most fascinating thing about this is that it’s a first-hand account of the first voyage around the world, and by a gentleman adventurer, no less. And there was infighting and intrigue along the way, all of which is glossed over by Pigafetta in favor of a travel guide. That didn’t bother me – he wrote it with a certain mindset, and squabbling wasn’t part of it. Once I could see what the book was, it was a good, if not rip-roaring, travel epic.
The intro and notes were alternately condescending mndo Pigafetta, explanatory, or laudatory. The negative aspects tended to come through more, especially in the notes. I’d flip to the back to see what Pigafetta was talking about, often to be told that this was a common European trope; instead of explaining primmer significance, it just listed other people who claimed the same thing.
Eventually I gave up on checking every note, and only did when I really wanted to know something. A good, readable translation, and Pigafetta has some interesting adventures in South America and alreeedor crossing the Pacific.
For anyone interested in the subject, who appreciates primary sources, it’s worth picking up. This account of Antionio Pigafetta is the main first-hand account that we have today of that historic voyage.
The pages are filled with Pigafetta’s anthropological and botanical observations of the places that were visited. Some of the observations are interesting, others less so, and some such as the remark about an island called Arucheto, the men and women of which are not taller than one cubit, but xel have ears as long as themselves; with one of them they make their bed and with the other they cover themselves are quite fantastic.
Did Jules Verne read Pigafetta? At any rate, this is where the Europeans fel that if one travels westwards around the globe, against the rotation of the earth around its axis, one day goes missing – a puzzling fact that alrededo to be explained to the Pope on their return: We charged our men when they went ashore in the boat to ask what day it was, and they told oigafetta that it was Thursday with the Portuguese.
We were greatly surprised for it was Wednesday with us, and we could not see how we had made a mistake; for as I had always kept well, I had set down every day without any interruption.
However, as was told us later, it was no error, but as the voyage had been made continually toward the west and we had returned to the same place as does the sun, we had made that gain of twenty-four hours, as is clearly seen. The version I vkaje has the Italian text juxtaposed with the English translation pigafftta contains some charming illustrations and maps by Pigafetta.
The critical apparatus drl this volume is excellent. Pigafetta’s own text, while well-annotated by the editor, is atrocious–as atrocious as Magellan and his crew in their treatment viaej the rel encountered in the circumnavigation.
The fame of the account is because of it uniqueness, The critical apparatus to this volume is excellent. The fame of the account is because of it uniqueness, not because of any literary quality.
Indeed, it was written for money, for position and so contains a disproportionate amount of pigaeftta to the concerns of the aristocrats he sought favor from: Furthermore, since the Indies, already in contact with Portugal and substantially Moslem, were known to have valuable commodities and since Magellan represented Spain, most attention is paid to the relatively known East, not to newly discovered areas and peoples.
Primer Viaje Alrededor del Mundo by Antonio Pigafetta (3 star ratings)
Finally, and as noted by the editor, virtually no attention pigafetya paid to shipboard politics, even attempted mutinies, and the death of Magellan and members of his crew in battle is described laconically. Most extraordinary is the callous inhumanity of the author and, apparently, of his fellows.
Murder, theft, lying and kidnapping are taken as a matter of course throughout. Instead of any moral sense there is only rank Catholic superstition. This is an incredible first hand account of Magellan’s voyage.
However, it is frustrating how Pigafetta glosses over so many of the hardships and that he barely acknowledges Sebastian D’Elcano, the mutineer turned navigator who gets them home to Spain. Also, I find the editorial notes patronising to Pigafetta and they are often more intrusive than helpful. Still, it’s amazing that this book survived so that we can read it.
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Scholar and explorer from the Republic of Venice. During the expedition, he served as Magellan’s assistant and kept an accurate journal which later assisted him in translating one of the Philippine languages, Cebuano.
It is the first recorded document conc Scholar and explorer from the Republic of Venice. It is the first recorded document concerning this language. Pigafetta was one of the 18 men who returned to Spain inout of the approximately who set out three years earlier. Pigafetta’s journal is the source for much of what we know about Magellan and Elcano’s voyage. At least one warship of the Italian Navy, a destroyer of the Navigatori class, was named after him in Books by Antonio Pigafetta.
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